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he tries to make amend and it is too late . a motorcycle crashing in a pole and a bike bursting in flames and he just gets up walks away. >> time now to get scrambled up. steve doocy is here this morning. >> what is that? >> what is it? >> steve: mercy. >> it is mercy. there we go. have a great show, steve. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is tuesday september 18th. 201 and be i am gretchen carlson, thank you for sharing your time with us today. in kabul, afghanistan, the suspect, who was a woman driving a car bomb out for revenge to the united states. >> steve: mitt romney caught on video getting real about the people who will not vote.
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>> 27 percent of the people who will not pay income taxes. >> steve: is mitt romney given up on the 47 percent. we report and you decide. by the way, you want to stop taking pictures and run for your lives. up close and personal moment with a cheetah. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. i hope you have a fantastic day. overnight in afghanistan a female homicide bomber attacking. as the violence is escalating . u.s. suspending patrol after the spike of insider attacks. conor powell joins us from
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kabul, afghanistan with the latest on the situation there, what can you tell us? >> the afghan authorities raised the death tollto 12 people. eight of those dead was south africa and russia employees. they were employees at 6 mornino the kabul airport and believed to be workers for the charter solutions company and provides diplomatic air support for afghanistan as they move around the country. 6:00 in the morning, a vehicle fulled of explosives ran into the minibus . the shocking thing, taliban said it was a 22 year old female who was the homicide suicide bomber. this is a rare thing in afghanistan. i can only remember one or two time in afghanistan where a female was the attacker. but as i said, 12 people are dead and death tollcould be raised as other afghans were
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injured outside of the area. the death tollis symbolic of afghanistan, a lot of unrest as a result of that anti-islamic film. the u.s. military changed its stance on joint patrols with afghans . 51 international troops are killed this year because of insider attacks when the afghans turned their weapons on them. and u.s. military said it was a shoulder to shoulder operation fighting the taliban between the united states and afghan government. this is a limited operation and an arm's length and changes the overall strategy. it is very tough to mentor them and raises questions about the overall strategy here in afghanistan going forward and the unrest in the muslim world continues. we had violent protest here in kabul and in pakistan.
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several thousand people turned out in beirut screaming death to abraham and going after the film maker and offering money to find anyone who was making money or connection of making of that film. there is turmoil over that film, guys. >> brian: i thought all patrols had to be with afghan soldiers. does that mean all patrols stop? >> two years ago on the new theory. u.s. soldiers had to get special permission to leave the base without afghan soldiers. we are told it is a temporary change and will go back . but this is the only solution they have to the insider attack. the military doesn't know what to do. they will limit the amount of joint operation and how long
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that will last and impact going forward it is not known. it is a detrimit to the u.s. strategy it is tough to believe that they will be able handle security. >> brian: capable or willing? >> gretchen: 7th day out of school for 350,000 chicago students. (chanting) >> gretchen: chicago teacher's union will meet this afternoon to consider the deal. parents are losing their patience. >> i am frustrated for the kids. they need to be in school and parents have to work. >> gretchen: so if the union will not accept the deal the judge will hear the case for an injunction to end the strike. they are protesting against
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evaluations . they are some of the highest paid teachers in the country. a french judge will rule on prince william and kate's request to stop the photos. the royal couple's lawyer said it is a grotesque invasion of privacy. they are trying to find the publisher to be fined $13,000 a day. and it is a massive jail break from the mexican prison. more than 130,000 prison mates escaped it was made over the last few months. 70 members of elite military forces are sent down to track down the fugitives. >> a stunt did not earn a medal but landed him behind
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bars. he pulled a fire alarmm and smashed a phone. he collided with a guest trying to stop him. he was hospitalized after hitting his head and arrested with public intoxication and vandalism. >> steve: there is big political news. it has been floating around. mother jones, on line site published a 67 second sound bite it is of mitt romney at a fundraiser in the boka raton home earlier this year. we are going to play it and then tell you what he had said about it since. he's directing his attention at who will vote for him come november. listen. >> 47 percent of the people who vote for the president, 47 percent are with him and
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believe that believe the government has responsibility to take care of them. and entitled to housing and food and entitlements . they will vote for this president no matter . what the president starts off 47 and 49 and 43 . he starts off with a huge number . fren percent americans don't pay income tax. they talk about tax cuts for the rich. and so my job is not to worry about those people, >> he's not to worry about those people. and if you see the context he is saying i don't know if i can convince them to vote for me. but it will be posed as i don't care about those people. it is almost as if he was
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brought in a strategy session. mitt romney quickly went out and tried to get out in front of it and responded last night. listen. >> it is not elegant speaking. i am speaking off of the cuff in response to a question. it is a message i will carry, look. the president's approach is attractive to people who don't pay taxes. my discussion about lowering taxes is not attractive. i am not likely to draw them in my campaign as those who are in the middle. it is the process of winning an election. i want to help all americans have a bright and prosperous future and i am convinced that the president's approach will not do that. >> first 50 seconds of the secretly interview is nothing he would not say publicly. the last two lines is what
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people will jump on. my job is not to worry about those people. i will never convince them to take responsibility for their lives. that will play to mitt romney's can't relate and that i think is going to be the headline throughout the day. not the mathematical points that he's makes. >> brian: he said 47 percent would not vote. >> steve: he never said i will not work for them and not do best to get them jobs in a tough economy. but he has a point. when you look at a gallup poll. should the government do more to solve american's problems. squeven percent of democrats said yes . all americans only 39 percent.
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>> one out there is a free lancer who wants a full-time job and jimmie carter's grandson . he is a resevener for this . he talks about wanting a full-time job and he found it on the internet and he's able to take it and get it mother jones and they are able to publish it and it will be good enough to get him that posiddings. >> gretchen: in this day of social media and cell phones, everything that you say or do is on tape and happened to president obama had he was campaigning. this was captured when he was not aware someone taching. >> people have been beaten down and they feel so betrayed
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by government. >> brian: heree what is frustrating for the romney camp. they will get in policy and more in detail and talk about the difference in the october 3rd debates between the two . there will be a clear dissemination . >> steve: we just showed you the bitter clinger sound bite. at the end of the day, did it doom then senator obama's chances to be president? absolutely not. he wound up winning. will it be a big political story, probably. there is a lot of people in the main stream media will push this. mitt romney will say this. >> gretchen: i think every media. it is a big part of the story
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points out the idealogical differences between the two cand dates and thos mitt romney will say publicly. whether or not you believe that the government should take care of people or people should be personally responsible. the part that will be handled differently is the last two sentences and that will be the difference. >> we go ahead. >> brian: our next guest knows how to bring jobs back. >> steve: welcome to the jungle. a cheetah gets too close for comfort. look how close the camera guy gets to the cheetah. is that real? ♪
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>> steve: the united states used to be on top of the world and now we are shipping a lot of jobs to chin a. what if we could bring those jobs back? we have the author of the book, of american drive. how manufacturing can save our country. richard it is a pleasure. >> we are delighted to be here. >> steve: what happened in the united states? we have a couple of graphics to show how manufacturing input in the country, '59 28 percent . 20 10 13 percent. and look at the number of manufacturing jobs. wehad 20 million and down to 12 million and looks like the chinese and mexicans are kicking our butt. >> it started in the '60s and
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accept 70s oil shock one in 1973, and america as a society and especially our policies coming out of washington d.c. have not been supportive of business and have not been supportive of what we do to be cost competitive. we presently have well over 20 percent disadvantage on the cost structure designed by policy. >> steve: richard, how do we get the jobs back in the country. >> attack the issue like the good society has done. look at tax reformation and energy and full comprehensive manufacturing policy and that should include trade and regulatory things. we are spending 1.7 trillion in compliance with regulatory things. it is hard to be productive when you have those kinds of numbers. >> steve: not surprising to see the president of the united states in ohio and
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talking about filing unfair trade practice charges against china when it comes to autoparts. he waited until 50 days left in the campaign before doing that. >> it is more important to do substantative thing. we need reformation on the policy. we want to put america back to work and invest in and put people back to work. america is good in the engineering and innovative and produce things and make things. >> steve: richard, you have run a big company for decades, between the two guys running for president do you have somebody in mind what wouldbling the jobs back. >> i am pro the ethic of mitt romney. because i think he understands how the economyunctions and jobbs are create he's been out
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there experience, experience is important in the business world. >> steve: he is a business guy like you. i can see why you have something in common with him. check out the book. >> i can't tell you how happy i was to be with you and your team >> chris: pleasure to have you here in the studio. >> coming up next, closer look for the muslim brotherhood. what do they stand for. former advisor to donald rumsfeld here next. >> taxpayers footing the bill for a sex change. wait until you hear the latest. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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>> the u.s. embassy in burr route. no credible threat but the classified infodestroyed they are kill because of a safety measure. and new border patrol post to honor briknow terry. his mother and sisters will be on hand for the opening. gretch and steve? >> gretchen: for the past week these are the images coming out of the heart of egypt. protests have turned violent. but they are not allang wree about an anti-islam film. are angry about the united states in general. here is michael. >> good morning, gretchen. >> gretchen: these are egyptian.
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73 percent want mitt romney and 25 percent want president bark bum bumpt you say that is not great news for mitt romney. >> i am not sure he would want the muslim brotherhood. in thuation in the middle east. the grass is greener on the other side. barack obama set a new direction for american policy. the muslim brother hood doesn't like it they will embrace him. but soon as he will be president they will turn on him. when i travel in the middle east. we love the americans but not like their government. they don't understand the government in the united states represents the people and that logic simply doesn't hold. >> gretchen: last week we discussed it doesn't make any difference if there is a republican or democrat or difference you send to the middle east or these nations,
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does it? >> frankly no. 90 percent of what we are see negligent region has little to do with what is in the united states. we are a foil and what we are really seeing is the arab spring caught us by surprise . hosnimubarack and muslim brotherhood . they filled the vacume and now to make a russian revolution they are trying to. >> gretchen: they made a mistake by reversing themselves . they made the right decision talking about whether or not the muslim brotherhood is in a good place. what are the egyptian people thinking right now if they compare america ubarak to the muslim brotherhood. >> you have mirror images of each other. muslim brotherhood promised
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people the world, and now they are failing to deliver. in the issue of the first parlimentary election islamist got the election. but to some degree it doesn't matter because they lied their way in power and now control the presidency and parliment which will write a new constitution and the egyptians could be stuck with these folks for 30 years. most iranians don't care for the government but can we afford to wait given the technology and terrorism for the egyptians to come to that conclusion? >> gretchen: it is it hard to cut the political parties off because there a are entrenched in religion, too. when you think of applying sharia what is yourr preference. 83 percent of the people, and 17 percent aplyying sharia literal including the penal
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code. >> there is a bit of snake oil on the polls. but we should take it seriously. the egyptians are hearing do you want it to be consistent with religion or not? i heard something interesting. it is not a disaster that the muslim brotherhood won. they promised and in opposition all of the years. the worst is if the americans consider them too big to fail and we allow them to get away with the rhetoric and give them aid and therefore they are not accountable for the actions. it is put up or shut up time for the muslimb brotherhood. the obama administration we'll subsidize these guys. >> gretchen: you believe the bailout hurt the ejiptionns. thank you for the discussion. and the president keeps saying
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america is going in the right direction. and stewart varney said the numbers don't add up. >> up close and personal to a cheetah and happy birthday to franky avalon who is 73 today. it doesn't get any better than endless shrimp at red lobster. you can mix and match all day! [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp is back... but only foa limited time! try as much as you like, any way you like! like parmesan crusted simp just $14.99. i'm ryaisabell and i sea fd differently.
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send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals, today. >> a new study reveals that single people pay more money on food, shelter and taxes and health insurance and yet they make less money than married people. after hearing this. every single guy said still worth it [applause] >> gretchen: very funny. let's get to headlines. president obama is rewarding his top bundlers at the taxpayer's expense. a new report finds that half of the president's top 50 fundraisers were appointed to a presidential committee and council. in addition those businesses
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received million in federal contracts and other perks. >> steve: more insults to taxpayers first. covering a sex change for a convicted murderer and now pay for his legal fees. >> brian: we love that story. michele born as robert is serving a life sentence for killing his wife in 1990. a judge ruled that he suffers from a gender identity disorder and should be allowed to have a sex change and taxpayers will foot the bill for court-appointed lawyers and fees for his legal fight could be more than one millionn dollars. >> brian: how much for hair and make up we are not sure. eight year old jayla small got herself in a biwrar and painful situation when she tried to take a sip from a water bottle.
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she had to have emergency surgery. >> they punched holes in the can and they had to cut the bottom off. they realized her tongue had swollen. >> brian: she's on medication to keep the swelling down. >> gretchen: unexpected horrible thing . got advent and you are more than they bargained for. folks got the shock of their life. a cheta jumped on your vehicle. it doesn't end there. the cheetah wound up staying there for 45 minutes. the cat got bored and walked away. i hope the guy had a device. like a rifle. >> brian: you remember my story a schism bit my antenna.
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>> steve: that's right. >> brian: to this day no fm. >> gretchen: are we back to the clint eastwood movie. good, i don't want to relife yesterday. >> brian: the gorilla or chimp maybe too big of a story and broke my antenna and as if to say life your life with just am. >> steve: speaking of great adventures let's hear about sports. >> brian: lastt night the game was three hours and 45 minutes. monday night football. unpeyton manning-like performance. he tossed three ints . blame it on the atlanta falcon defense. he couldn't figure it out. but he got his act together and rallied and got the broncos within 6. game ended twen-21.
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congratulations to the falcons. new bounty gate scandal. yesterday in manhattan former saints coordinator said vilmaput a bounty on exviking quarterback's head. they have had sanctions lifted in the pay to injuryy. meanwhile, remember when jeremy lin was with the new york knicks. he used to sleep on former landry's couch. it lookks like jeremy lin is still doing that. houston rockets teammate tweeted this out of lin asking him to crash on his couch because his furniture was not delivered. why not get a hotel? holiday express where you stay. >> steve: that's why we stay at this show. >> brian: not on varney's
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couch. >> gretchen: we could have stayed on this couch. >> brian: we covered it with a protective covering. >> gretchen: manufacturing is down and pay rolls are speak the economy is growing at a slog pace. are we technically in another recession or do we know it. stewart varney is here and technically it is not. if you being listen to president obama, he said the economy is improve we are going in the right direction. forgive me for saying it. the president is flat out wrongg. millions are out of the work force and income is falling and output of the tion's facilities is all down. technically no, we are not in recession and it feels like to the average person we are in a recession. they don't care if it is a technical thing and they care about the realit yeit feels
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like a recession. >> brian: he wants to get it elected. he's trying to raise the consumer confidence. he will spend >> it is not working. people asked in america today. are we in recession. 62 percent said yes. we are in a recession . in the latestt fox news poll. 80 percent said that we are in a recession. and maybe it will get better or worse. but 80 percent say we are in a recession right now. >> steve: what does that mean for the president of the united states. >> he goes right over it you have to remember what is the media saying. establishment media is all over this . going with the president's line that we created four million new jobs since inaugurate things are getting better and this is the right drention. they're all on his side and you have to get over that to
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look at reality. >> gretchen: i feel you cannot use it to compare it historically. everyone said a president is never reelected when unemployment is over 8 percent. i continuing is different this time. i think the numbers don't matter to the american people because of the government hand outs because of the government hand outs. >> half of the population. governor mitt romney is correct. half of the population is lifing off of the other half and will vote for president obama and therefore, the lousy economy doesn't matter. >> brian: el entitled to free health care and unemployment. >> i think rom romm identified the truth. it is an entitlement nation. >> brian: i would like to see it in the speech. >> that's the way america is under president obama. we have become an entitlement. >> brian: bad news for your show. you peak now. how will you keep the adren linn up until 9:20.
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>> i will imagine. >> gretchen: i like the glintt in yourr eye. you probably hadn't heard this one. a shark saved his life. a man stranded at sea said the shark led him to safety. >> steve: football playier turned author tim green wrote the book. he has the play book every parent needs to hear and he is live in the studio, coming up next. c ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil® for their headaches. my name is sunshine and i have three beautiful girls. i like taking advil® for a headache.
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all right. let's see the headlines. manufacturing is down and pay rolls are shrinking. this is the lead in to stuvarney. >> gretchen: yeah, it is about a wrestler that had a heart attack. jerry king lawwler released from the hospital. he had a heart attack on monday night and had heart surgery. i hope he is doing better. hey, buddy, need a limpt of the the six foot shark guided him to a ship. he was stranded when the fishing boat ran out of gas. >> brian: when children grow in to teen years it is a different. take it from this guy. a father of five and former line backer for the lantt lant falcons and best selling author tim green writes books for kids.
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and they read them and write them. it is a quote. mr. kilmeade, thank you for the book. it is the first book i read without being assign to him. >> i get e-mails. mr. green i didn't readd and i said i read one and i i started yours. they are interested in sports and they are drawn to the stories and subject matter and books are supposed to be fun and entertaining. >> this is unstoppable and a story of a lacrosse player and lost his leg to cancer. >> it is a football story and took everything of the story of jeff keith. phenomenal athlete and stricken with canc yer loses a leg. hes back and fights back . actually a lot of moms are reading the book, and makes them cryy, but it is ultimately uplift an incredible story.
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>> brian: it is. and with yourr wife going through breast cancer you watch her fight. >> i am lookking for heros and kids want people to look up to. and people think that you have to be tough to play in the national football league . i saw my wife's battle and i haven't seen that toughness in anything in the national football league. >> brian: this is what i get a lot. i can't wait for the teens to be over and you seem to thrive and they like that message. what is it that you write and say helps people outside. >> thank you, the book has to be entertaining and fun and you can't preach to them and let them know that you are giving them messages. it is hard work and team work and perseverance . those messages are so important not just in sports. but you need to transfer those lesssons in life and sports
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giving all partners a common denominator with kid and opptunity to talk to kids. eli manning threw that and came back. >> brian: instead of son come here daughter, son, i have a message about team work. >> watch a sporting event and lack at hard work and team work and power and all of those great things . you see that or just get a good book and read it. read together. that would be good for the green family. >> 30 percent of the royalty go to jeff key's center for survivorship. >> brian: i resent you. valedictorian of yourr classs and number one pick of the lantt lantt falcons and you are a best selling author and on top of that you are a lawyer. what can't you do?
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>> i am on your show now, right. i can't do what you do? >> brian: let's be honest. this is "fox and friends" of the show. >> no, you steve, and gretchen are the show. >> brian: thank you so much. coming up. on this show it is a moment this marine will never forget. home and reunited with his best friend . the fed trying to print its way out of trouble. are they the fourth branch of government. the judge has an idea and i can't wait to see what jefferson had to say. ♪ losing weight clicked for me when i had everything
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>> steve: welcome back. the federal reserve printing more money has pem in washington d.c. crying foul. >> gretchen: should the fed have controll over the american economy. joining us is judge napolitano with a historic look. >> the fed argued like a fourth branch of government. it is a good argument to make. the job of cia is to steal and keep secrets. we know more about the cia than the federal reserve. iis a private bank that makes its own money and regulates and prints money. the federal government doesn't print money, the federal reserve prints money it is a private bank. what the heck are doe we doing
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with it and why is it flooding the market with cash? >> it is not they. they are not accountable to anyone. >> steve: they make the president look good. look at how the stock market went up when ben bernanke announced he will soon buy 40 billion worth of federal bonds every month. >> brian: every month. >> steve: transalationn. he will create out of thin air 40 billion in cash and put it in the account for the federal government. that is more cash and chasing the goods and services and answers, inflation. what goes up the first? fuel and food. brian, fear. these things sky rockett when the fed does that. >> it is -- >> brian: you know what the forefathers thought about this and thinking about how the framers have written? >> they wrote a law in 1792.
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the country was four years old called the coin age act. who ever shall debase the dollar or do anything to the dollar to make it worth less than what it is shall suffer the penalty of death. >> gretchen: there would be a lot of dead people. >> we obviouslyy don't have that statute. but said the congress can coin money. you couldn't flood the market with phony dollars as we have done since 19133. >> steve: we have devalued the dollar. at the turn of the last century was less. >> the dollar in 1776. gained 8 cent in value. in 1913 lostt 92 percent. and all because the federal reserve flooded the market with cash to make the
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politicians. they devalue yourr house and cash in your market and the stock market loved it because it was free and they anticipate the banks being flush with cash. >> gretchen: it is a short-term solution. >> it is intended to make somebody look good between now and november 6th. and you know who that is. >> steve: thank you. judge. >> you always look good. >> steve: straight ahead. a shocking new report. thens of americans are clecking social security when they were not eligible. and you guessed it, we are paying for it. they are printing more money. >> gretchen: congressman allen west and laura ingram and former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. ♪ ♪
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. hope you're gonna have a great tuesday. it's september 18. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing part of your day with us. more deadly attacks are going on in the middle east as some diplomats destroying classified material to be safe. but the white house is not calling them a terrorist attack. at least the one that happened in libya. so what is the political fallout from this? we report and you decide. >> brian: mitt romney getting real about who won't vote for him. >> 47% of the people who vote for the president -- 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't come at them. >> brian: the obama administration says it proves romney doesn't care about half the nation. what do you think? >> steve: me or the nation? >> brian: the nation. >> steve: okay. i think they're watching. and big and rich returns.
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♪ . >> steve: the country music duo are here in the studio and taking on the 2012 election, as buy would say. "fox & friends" hour 2 for tuesday starts now. >> steve: so the producer said, when i did your 2012 election, she said that was lame in comparison to the way you have interpreted the way to say it. >> brian: i have to agree with jen. she's 100% right. you owe me money. >> brian: pat ryley coins three threepeat. >> gretchen: in connection with year we'll have election spelled with ten e's in front. and then it will say brian kilmeade? >> brian: yes, and i'll get 97
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cents from the people. >> gretchen: i know you will because you're upset people don't get residuals. >> brian: it upsets they me that the people from "gilligan's island" died poor. >> gretchen: all right. we got to kick off the show with some headlines. we have a fox news alert. overnight a female homicide bomber leaving 12 people dead t. happened near an airport in afghanistan. the bomber ram add car full of explosives into a mini bus carrying airport workers. a branch of the taliban claiming responsibility. this is our government announces it is suspending now u.s. patrols with afghan police, a drastic response to a spike in the insider attacks. so far this year, afghan troops murdered 51 nato troops. another fox news alert. big win for prince william and kate. within the past hour, a french court ordering a gossip magazine to hand over all of the topless photos of the duchess. they're banned for printing them
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in the future. the ruling only impacts the french publisher. the photos were published by irish and italian magazine. overnight a jail break from a mexican prison minutes away from several major united states cities. more than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel. that tunnel was most likely made over the course of a few months. 70 members of an elite military special forces have been sent to track them down. puppy love, as a u.s. marine returns home from iraq. >> hey, hey. how are you? how are you? >> gretchen: as you can see, the saint bernard very happy to see the marine coming home. he had spent a year in iraq examine didn't waste any time make up for the lost time with the lovable big and fluffy
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pooch. >> brian: i think my dog is bigger. >> gretchen: i think it probably is. >> steve: weighs what? >> brian: 120. they usually go 160. that's one thin one. >> steve: let's talk about this, a week ago was september 11. late that night at about 8:35 libya time, thereof an attack on our consulate where our ambassador eventually would be murdered. number of other americans murdered as well. well, the white house in this administration continues to say that it was a spontaneous reaction to that movie. it had nothing to do with that movie at all. yet katherine herrage had a piece of news for us yesterday. according to her sources, there was no anti-movie demonstration before the shooting started. so was it a reaction to the movie? how could it be if the demonstration hadn't started? >> brian: i don't understand why the administration is holding to this. they're hold to go a scenario that the president of the
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country that we say is our ally and our moderate that got elected that we consider somebody reliable, he stays planned. there's a report out there that three days prior we got a heads up. look out, they're coming after you on 9-11. tuesday. and then when senator mccain came forward on our show and every other show and said hey listen, we know it was a planned attack, they had rpg and shoulder fired missiles, jen dismissed it as well, this is the political season and he's a big romney supporter. >> gretchen: jen fackey is an obama traveling spokesperson for the campaign, just to make sure we know who she is. the bottom line is you asked brian rhetorically why would they not say that it may have been -- the advantage is completely one 50 days away from the election about not wanting to have a terrorist attack on your resume as you're touting foreign policy moving towards an
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election. they're claiming that their sources on the ground are saying that it wasn't planned. and if you go back and look at the susan rice interview who is the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, she went on every single sunday talk show and basically said the same thing as she moved from hoe to show. but you have to wonder what are the real things that are going on there? charles krauthammer last night had his speculation as well as brit hume. >> i think they are totally in meltdown at the state department. why is she engaging in disquisition with a free speech with the mob? this is a nation when somebody puts a crucifix in a bot of -- bottle of urine, it ends up in a museum. perhaps we ought to make an exception? this is absurd. >> it's enough o make the american voter say what kind of policy is it and what kind of successes is it when we have an ambassador murdered, particularly one who was a
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friend of the libyan uprising? and that, i think, is shocking and distressing to americans and when they hear the administration saying, as did as recently as yesterday, and some respects still today that this was really the result of an ugly, crude little movie trailer not even a movie trailer, that some islamic activists used to try to foment trouble in the middle east, it doesn't compute. >> steve: one other thing, a couple days ago, the interim president of libya said it looked like al-qaeda was involved in this hit. that's problematic for the white house because if it's al-qaeda, wait a minute, the president has already claimed that what happened in libya was a big victory in that episode where we led from the back. so if it's al-qaeda, that means they're still out there, which means you take that from the victory column for foreign affairs. >> brian: the c.i.a. is on record saying the situation on
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the ground, libya is deteriorating and security official inside libya said three days ago we gave you a heads up. the actual assault itself, according to katherine herrage, had two phases. the first phase killed after the ambassador, then the support personnel. >> gretchen: let's switch topics and talk about the domestic election coming up in 50 days from now. mitt romney was caught on a videotape from several months ago at a closed fund-raiser where he was talking about the 47% of the american people that he believes will automatically vote for president obama. listen to this carefully. we put up some kyron for you because it's hard to hear so you can read along with it and we'll discuss it.
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>> brian: i would love for that to be a message for any candidate on the stump because if you talk about making tough decisions from here on in, talk about entitlements for every one dollar in tax money, we owe 3, we'll have to make really tough decisions. if people in their lives aren't going to do everything they can to understand that we can't afford to pay housing issues health care, food examine -- and everything else for people, it's not possible, why can't a leader put that forward? >> steve: when you look at what mitt romney just said,
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politically, what's the matter with it? >> gretchen: the last two lines they're going to jump on. it's not the ideological assessment he's given. >> steve: he has said these exact same things many, many times. but for him to say at the end, my job is not to worry about those people, politically he's right. he can't count on them. he can't worry about them showing up to the polls come the first tuesday in november. >> gretchen: right. but those are the two lines that people will pounce on to say he doesn't connect with the middle class and he doesn't get it. that's why he felt it was so important to call this press conference at 10:30 to respond to this video coming out. here is what he said last night. >> it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in ponce to a question. but it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry, which is look, the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them, and
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therefore, i'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those in the middle. this is really a discussion about the political process of winning the election and, of course, i want to help all americans, all americans have a bright and prosperous future and i'm convinced that the president's approach has not done that and will not do that. >> steve: when you look at his comments through the prism of politic, remember, he's a politician in front of a group at a fund-raiser in boca a couple months ago, it all makes sense. they're going to try to spin it the other way, but it is all -- >> brian: here is the bad part. he wanted to get a new message to get specific on his programs and now he's got to be defensive about surveillance video at a fund raise that are shouldn't have been allowed. >> gretchen: let's get in what you think about this whole thing. kathy in ohio, so mitt romney got caught being honest with voters and we can't handle it? that's why i used to be a democrat. i grew up. give me a break. >> steve: david in florida sakes i'm glad mitt romney stood by his comments. in fact, i wish he had taken it
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further. obama has bought the vote of those who do not pay taxes and rely on government handouts. keep those e-mails coming. we want to hear both sides. >> brian: 11 minutes after the hour. the white house continues to call the attack of the embassy in libya spontaneous reaction. congressman allen west says the administration is, quote, distorting the truth. he is here next to expand on that. >> gretchen: they're big, they're rich and they're here live. big and rich, talk some politics. >> brian: one of them won the the apprentice. ♪ ♪
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preplanned, premeditated attack, that what happened initially is it was a spontaneous reaction. >> steve: spontaneous reaction to that movie. the obama administration standing by those comments. our next guest says not true. joining us from florida, colonel allen west. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. how are you doing? >> steve: fine, thanks very much. we've got our intel sources telling us that there was no demonstration before the attack on the consulate that wound up murdering our ambassador. yet, the administration stands by the story that yeah, it's spontaneous after people were p.o.ed about that movie. >> well, first of all, egyptian intelligence put out a letter about a week prior to september 11 saying beware of demonstrations and potential of attacks. then that letter was printed in the jerusalem post the day of the attacks. i can tell you, having been in combat zones post-9-11 that is always a day of heightened security and alertness and
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that's what we should have had. and there have been about four to five previous attacks on the embassy consulate there is in libya which led to us knowing exactly what the president interim president of lynn i can't said, is that this was al-qaeda-based terrorist organization, which is what you have there in benghazi. >> steve: then you've got the interim libyan president going on tv saying it was preplanned. these people from out of town, i think it's al-qaeda. then people from the administration came out and said, i believe it was yesterday, said yeah, he's wrong because he doesn't have the same sources of intelligence that we do. i don't get that. he's there! >> i would trust the man on the ground, absolutely. you have to trust the guy on the ground. steve, this is very important for the obama administration because first and foremost, they misread the tea leaves. they misread this whole arab spring. they did not understand you have to fill a void of leadership in those countries. exact same thing when the shah of iran was deposed and you got the ayatollahs ayatollahs and hd
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hamas. so they can not all of a sudden have their failed policies, foreign policies really be seen as the reason why this has occurred. >> steve: i want to ask but something that mitt romney was caught on tape saying down there in boca a couple of months ago that. is essentially that 47% of the country not going to vote for him because they're on the dole. what did you think of that comment, because the obama side is blowing it up like look, he doesn't care about half the country. >> i think everyone should take the time to read the book "democracy in america" that was written in 18 30s and i just happened to bring that quote in. a democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. it can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largeese from the public treasury. from that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always
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followed by dictatorship, end quote. so i think that when you look at us moving toward economic dependence instead of economic freedom of the the fact we had 46% increase in food stamp recipients. more americans in poverty over the last 3 1/2 years thanks to the obama administration, the unemployment that is probably actually closer to 14.7% with the computation. mitt romney probably could have better explained himself. i think he was a little clumsy in doing this. this quote tells it all. >> steve: one good thing for the president is the mitt romney statement and everybody is going to be talk about it today, takes what happened in libya off the front page for a day or two. >> only for those who is a short-term memory span. i think most of us are still focused on what is happening overseas, the fact that our embassies are being attacked and people are chanting death to america. >> steve: indeed. congressman joining us from the beautiful sunshine state florida. thank you.
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>> thank you. have a great day. >> steve: you as well. straight ahead, 20 minutes after the top of the hour. you're allowed to have friends over to watch football, right? why is a family facing hundreds of dollars in fines for having friends over for bible study? then, she was vote odd marriage island. now she's telling all, the ex-wife of mark burnett. there she is. good morning. you're coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪
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>> gretchen: time for news by the numbers. 180. that's how many people were arrested during one year anniversary protests by occupy
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wall street yesterday. the overall turnout was low. next, 25%. that's how many disability cases the social security administration granted benefits to without proper evidence. the investigation covers 2006 to 2010. the administration says it's improving the process. finally, $7 million. that's the value of gold bars one man had in his nevada house when he died. the 69-year-old had been dead a month when cops found his body. he only had $200 in the bank. but all that gold on hand. guys? >> brian: been called the number one reality series in the history of television. i'm talking about "survivor." had one important cast away that you may not have heard of and you haven't heard much about her. the ex-wife of producer mark burnett claims she had a hand in the hit show and she's written all about it in a brand-new memoir. >> steve: that brand-new book is called "the road to reality" and diane burnett joins us here. good morning to you. >> hello. >> steve: in the very beginning, it seems like the whole planet
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was watching "survivor." what was your input? how did you help make that a hit in. >> well, actually it's way before the show even aired because once it aired, we had everybody in line, jeff, the host, the contestant, we have a great casting department, wonderful producers. it was behind the scenes pre-"survivor," getting -- doing the networking, helping with the creative side of things. >> brian: did you perceive this type of success? did you say, we got something here if because reality was brand-new at that time. >> well, when we were doing eco challenge, which was first aired in 1995, and we did that consecutively for about seven years, i knew mark was on to something. he's an adventurist guy, really smart. he's a great story teller. and that was a hit. that was successful in its own genre. but "survivor," wow, that was just a big surprise. we were really, really happy.
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sitting on the beach one day and it was about to air and we saw planes going over with the banner "survivor" premiering tonight. i just looked at mark and i said, wow. i think this is going to be really good. >> brian: you were right. >> steve: yeah. it was really good and a lot of people watched for a very long time. ultimately you write in your book, though, about the marriage didn't work out. you did not survive the marriage as husband examine wife. -- examine wife. -- did she and wife. now you have written the book. why? >> i took my time of the i was approached early on to write something, but as women know going through a breakup, it's painful and hurtful, breaking up the family. i didn't think i was in the right frame of mind to tell my story. but it's one of empowerment. it's inspirational. it's about love. it's about family and it's about coming through adversity and taking the high road. >> brian: it's interesting, you have two kids and you are
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friends now. but then you realized, i had a lot to do with it, but you don't think about a financial agreement because you're married. do you regret that or do you recommend that to other people if you're in the creative realm? >> that's a good point. i don't really regret anything. i think i'm okay and i try to live for the moment and right now i have two beautiful kids, i'm healthy, i'm happy. i'm moving on. however, with the business side of it, yeah. looking at it in hindsight, absolutely. maybe i would have done it a little differently. >> steve: i'm sure you know your ex hurricanes mark burnett, denies your involvement with "survivor." he told the hollywood reporter if she did so much r are all her new shows? >> i know that, kind of hurts a little bit. first of all, i have a cancer foundation. my mother passed away from esophageal cancer. i've been working on that. i have a social networking site
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called the other side.com, which actually i have a web series and talk show on the internet. i also -- >> brian: you are a mom. >> i'm a mom! that's the most important job, really. that was full time. so i should have backed up. >> brian: you can't go hanging out on an island for three weeks! >> steve: in that sense, offer complete survivor. check out her book "the road to reality, my life as a real life survivor". >> thank you. >> brian: coming up on this show, not a golden moment for sean white. hit latest stunt landed him in the hospital and in jail. >> steve: he's black and blue. then, country music duo big and rich see thousands of fans, what they're saying about the 2012 election. >> brian: and bon jovi.
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they're all burning american flags. where the hell are they getting all these flags, really? is that like an achmed stars and stripes they buy them. if you hate us so much, how do you have a large supply of flags on hand? >> gretchen: good question. >> brian: i heard one story that doesn't really make me that sad. call me callus. a pakinstani burned flag and then inhaled all the fumes and died. >> gretchen: really? >> brian: just saying. you get what's coming to you. you burn our flag, they ended up, he died of asphyxiation. >> steve: are you sure? >> brian: yes. >> gretchen: i'm scared to ask where you read that. >> brian: no, i read it in the daily newspaper. they seem to blend into one. if you understand -- if you read that story action please write us. >> steve: kids, don't do that. >> brian: don't burn the flag, let's start there. >> steve: don't sniff the burning national. >> brian: two american citizens imprison ready coming home and
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they have reverend jesse jackson to thank for it. he personally met with the president of gambia. two american citizens were convicted of treason by working in the country. one of the american started serving a life sentence while the other already served five years of his 20-year sentence. >> and when i did come to ask would you put them on the list, and i did. hope to have them back with their families in the states by wednesday morning. >> brian: jackson could convince the president of gamgia to take 37 inmates off death row. >> steve: that is shaun white and his latest stunt didn't earn haim gold medal. had landed him behind bars. the snowboarder was drunk in a national hotel, cops say he pulled a fire alarm, forcing all the guests to evacuate. oh, kid. then he tried to leave in a cab, but was stopped by a guest. cops say white, then kicked the
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guest before running away. the guest chased him and then collided, hence the black eye. white charged with public intoxication and vandalism as well. >> gretchen: florida family fighting city officials after being threatened with a hefty fine for holding week lea bible studies in their home. seen here giving an on-line sermon, facing a $250 a day fine for holding the sessions in their home. officials say the gatherings that see as many as ten people are violating the zoning code. you got to get a permit for that stuff. >> brian: some people are good with kids. a reporter in denver found out the hard way that he is not. >> e equals mc squared. get the camera off my face. i'll take the cantaloupe -- >> gretchen: oh, no. >> dan,. >> brian: too bad. this baby stopped crying as soon as the reporter walks away.
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there you go. >> gretchen: i would have cried, too. what was he doing to the kid? >> brian: i know. that's job with a lot on his mind. deep thinker. >> steve: speak of deep thinkers, we got big and rich here. great to have you. >> nice to be here. >> brian: what is your deepest thought is it. >> my deepest thought? wow. >> oh, god. start digging right now, you'll end up on the other side, as my grandma used to say, be in china. >> steve: we're going to talk about your brand-new album in a couple of minutes. you're out on the road a lot. you talk to fans. they stop you everywhere. what are they telling you about how the economy feels, because we were doing a segment in the last hour, about how many people feel like we're still in a recession. >> feels like crap! >> steve: there go. >> i mean, you want the common man's language, we're out there touring and people are -- they want their jobs back.
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they want it to feel better and we're literally in all 50 states in the course of a year. i think what's going to happen is they're going to vote for whoever they think can get their jobs back. plain and simple, if they think it's obama, they're going to vote for him, if it's romney, they'll vote for him. it's coming down to that simple of a choice. a lot of the other issues are going to the side. >> we see a loft positivity. things are feeling like they're getting a little better every day as we say in that song. you see people, you finally got to this place where they go, well, i don't know what else i can do. let's go to work. >> brian: you have the entertainment dollar to worry about. if people are tight on money, the first thing they cut out on, is we're not going to that concert, honey. >> you're right. one great thing about our fans is even though times are tough and all that, they will save up for two, three months. they've told us the stories, to get their tickets for them and their family to come to the
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concert. that's their big release. they come and blow. >> maybe forego a couple of 12 packs a week. >> they're loyal. >> gretchen: doesn't music typically bring people together? >> yeah. >> gretchen: okay. so i'm wondering if -- 'cause it seems our nation is so partisan and divided. i'm wondering if people come to concerts as a relief to not think about it. >> if there is one thing there should be no prejudice in the world it's in music. it's a great stage where everybody meet and when you see 25,000 people in front of you of all shapes and sizes and they're all on their feet and singing along. >> steve: we would love your reaction. i found this video last night on-line. you know the president when he said, you didn't build that. somebody has done this mash-up to the tune of mc hammer's "can't touch this." it looks something like this. here is our president. >> you didn't build that. mitt romney makes me feel like
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sherry sherrod. those words aren't mine. the private sector is doing finality feels good. when the economy is week. osama bin laden, i killed. that was a mission, you didn't build. you didn't build that. ♪ you didn't build that >> steve: that's pretty funny stuff. >> yeah, i'm glad somebody is laughing at it. that's good. it really wasn't funny when he said it. like that, it's entertainment. good rhythm. >> brian: i can't believe that you have hooked up with bon jovi and wrote songs together. your approaches are diverse, but you said you got together and they helped out. >> yeah. bon jovi, richie sambora, these guys are still some of the biggest touring acts on earth. and they really have come to us examine said, we like big and rich. we'd like to write with you. this was several years ago. we actually wrote a song on their previous album.
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>> 2005-2006. >> they took us out on the road with them. this new record we have coming out called "hill billy jedi," i might add. >> gretchen: i got to get the back story on that. >> couldn't use the word jedi, jon bon jovi said, let me call george. george who and he said, george lucas. he calls him. he's in morocco at a grand prix race. picks up the phone, he said, john, yeah, my buddies want to call their song "hillbilly jedi. is that okay? he said sure. he said tell them jedi is singular and plural, kind of like beer. i went oh, we didn't know that. we got support behind this. we got the lucas support behind
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us. >> gretchen: it's out now? >> it came out today. >> steve: where you guys been? you've been below the radar for a while. >> as that song says, the one you're talk being "born again," it says, we've been making little babies and writing big songs. it takes a few years for that to happen. both of us, we both have two-year-old sons and john has one younger and i got one a little older. we've lived a lot of life and been making a loft music. we've been on the road for the past almost two years. we put a fake i.d. out in october 2010. we toured all last year. and kaboom. >> we're back full blown. this is the first new record in 3 1/2 years. >> gretchen: is there any jealousy because he won "celebrity apprentice." >> don't bring that up! >> i am so absolutely so proud of what my brother, john, did on that show. i kindly admit i couldn't do
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that. and the focus he has through and his cause through it examine -- and maintaining that focus. >> brian: how often does he float the name in front of you. >> donald trump is one of my favorite people. >> he actually loves ivanka more than he loves donald. >> steve: big and rich, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thank you all. congratulations on hillbilly jedi. >> brian: and i want your clothing bill, big. >> yeah. come on. my wife. >> gretchen: we'll see you soon. coming up on our show, the white house having a hard time defining who our allies are. it's no wonder israel doesn't trust the united states. a form c.i.a. operative is going to share his thoughts on that. >> steve: then cheryl casone is here with the top five companies hiring right now. if you need a job, she's got them. she'll be coming up shortly. >> brian: kenny and rich, get
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>> prime minister netanyahu says a line in the sand must be drawn to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon now. >> i think implicit in that is if you're determine to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons, it means you'll act before they get them. i just think that it's important to communicate to iran that there is a line that they won't cross. i think a red line in this case works to reduce the chances of the need for military action.
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>> brian: but u.s. secretary of defense, leon panetta opposes the so-called red line saying they're kind of political arguments that are used to try to put people in a corner. who is right? are the red lines necessary or political ploy? let's ask a guy that knows. spent 25 years in the c.i.a., co-author of this book out today, wayne simmons is here. now, what would you know about an operation inside iran? because that's what this is about. it's a nuclear location inside iran. >> yeah. what we know for a fact, brian, is that netanyahu is absolutely correct. panetta is play ago very childish, very amateurish game with netanyahu. the ma said has some of the best intelligence in the world. our c.i.a. has the best intelligence in the world. we believe that collectively they are on the verge of creating a nuclear war head.
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meaning ahmadinejab and the mullahs. when they do, no one is safe in the middle east. >> brian: what's also true is we don't know what we don't know. the mek, an organization that wants in and this government in iran overthrown said hey, america, you might not trust us, but i'll tell you one thing, you're looking in the wrong place for a nuclear location. check out the nantaz location and sure enough, there was a nuclear factory there. >> there is a heavy water program going on that was pointed out to the united states in 2002-2003 time frame. and the united states went oh gee. really? well, there is only one reason to have a heavy water project. that was to begin to develop nuclear weapons and then, of course, they came up with this mood dual two, which gave them the ability to reach electric iran to europe. now we're in trouble. >> brian: we see scientists being assassinated and worms entered into their computer system. those are different ops to stop
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or trip up their program. this is an actual op that you said could be premeditated today. >> what -- implemented today. >> i wantedded reader to be able to say wow, this guy really did it. these are bits and pieces in parts of a puzzle throughout a 27-year career where someone asked me to put together an actual op that could be, that may be initiated if we had to go this route. thank god we shouldn't have to. but the bombing sequences in here come from a no kidding real lieutenant general, who a close personal friend of ours and they were in the white house. the guy that does this in the book really did it. the things that happen in here really happened. >> brian: if you're passionate about this show, you're passionate about the news, you'll love this book because it
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came from a guy ho did this for 27 years. he might be doing it. thanks so much for your service to the country and congratulations on the book. >> thank you. always pleasure. >> brian: coming up straight ahead, cheryl casone with five companies hiring right now. one of them caters to our military veterans. first, on this day in 1961, "take good care of my baby "is a weird way to read the title of the song. let's listen together. ♪ if you should discover that you don't really love her ♪ ♪ just send my baby back home to me ♪ side the v8 taste lab. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper, i'm getting like, pep-pepper. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, zip zip zip zip zip! i'm literally getting zinged by the flavor.
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>> gretchen: the repeat jobs report shows many americans are losing hope in the market,
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though the unemployment rate went down to 8.1%, only because 368,000 people stopped look for any work. it's time to put people back to work. cheryl casone from the "fox business" network is back with five companies hiring right now. great to see you again. >> good morning, gretchen. >> gretchen: let's start with checkers. what is it? >> these are double drive throughs across the country, based down in tampa, florida, and they want to expand. they basically want to expand across the country and if you don't know checkers, basically it's burgers and things like that. but they're looking for all different types of employees, whether it's a manager of the restaurant or someone that can work the front counter. general managers can make about 40, $45,000 a year. they've got about 450 jobs open across the country and they are expanding across the country. and they do offer health benefits. which doesn't always happen with many fast food restaurants. >> gretchen: children's lighthouse? >> this is started bay man in texas who used to work in oil and real estate. he was frustrated with the educational system, especially with daycare. he started children's
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lighthouse. basically it's program values based daycare. more intense than a regular daycare center. they have 400 jobs open right now. they're expanding in california, florida, and georgia. and it's one of the best places to work as ranked by a couple of magazines in texas, dallas, san antonio. again, started in texas. it's growth industry. >> gretchen: all right. park city. >> halloween is coming. cheryl will start with the seasonal jobs right now. get ready. party city hiring 20,000 employees. you just mentioned it, high unemployment right now, people are frustrated. if you need something to get by, do something like this because 10% of the seasonal employees they hire will make full time. that will come with benefits. they need 20,000 people. this could be entry level, this can be store managers and they've got 750-owned franchise locations across the country. so this again is a national opportunity. >> gretchen: often we talk about how military veterans have a tougher time coming home and finding employment. now we'll focus on anago started by former military vets?
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>> started by two military veterans. many veterans want to start their own business and be in charge. this is a way to do it. these two veterans have established a fund to help with the financing of the franchise opportunity. they've got 187 openings right now. 31 states across the country. they are national. it could be from minimum wage if you want to work for the company, up to $50,000. remember, vets are facing 12.1% unemployment right now. they served since 2001, these are guys that were there and they want to help out their fellow votes. >> gretchen: first light home care. >> nonmedical, home care. 680 jobs open of the care giver, nursing assistant, care coordinators. they need people in the next four to six weeks. this is an immediate opportunity. missouri, colorado, california, arkansas, south carolina. this also comes with full benefits. again, this can be nonmedical in home care with baby boomers, the aging population, we're seeing a huge growth opportunity in that space as well.
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>> gretchen: e-mail us for more information on companies hiring or if you're a company that has jobs, we'd love to hear about t. we'll catch you later on the "fox business" network. huge show ahead, laura ingraham, donald rumsfeld, and virginia governor bob mcdonnel all here. stick around. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is tuesday, i hope you're gonna have a fantastic day, september 18. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time. a woman driving a car bomb goes out for revenge against the u.s. and now more than a dozen people have died. the white house is not calling these terrorist attacks. so we're going to examine the political scenario for you. we'll report and you decide. >> steve: mitt romney caught on video getting real about the people who he thinks probably won't vote for him. 47% of people pay no income tax. so our message of low income taxes doesn't connect. >> steve: is he just being honest and realistic or giving
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up, as some say? laura ingraham will weigh in on that in a couple of minutes. >> brian: then, forget call me, baby. how do you say this? gangham style is all the rage. ♪ i did not know. i've never heard of it. naval academy cadets showing how it's done. >> steve: hilarious. so that's gangam style. >> brian: this is why they wouldn't take me, 'cause i couldn't dance. >> steve: there are other reasons. >> brian: "fox & friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: let's take a vote. how many people have ever heard of that? >> steve: okay. iain, what does that mean?
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it's a dance craze. apparently something that happens while you're dancing in an elevator. >> brian: can you show me a little of it or no? >> actually no. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: we just need that elevator shot again. [ laughter ] >> steve: we're going to tell but that video sweeping the nation. >> gretchen: i would have hesitated like you did 'cause i never heard of it before. >> brian: i'm saying, there's a chance i could make this really bad. so i just waited. the guy that knew, just left me there. joel left me hanging out. >> steve: he's on the backside of the camera! >> brian: i can't believe joe left me hanging. >> steve: he's on the backside of the camera. >> brian: that's the guy. [ laughter ] >> steve: you'll find out about gangam within the next two minutes. put down the remote. >> gretchen: first we have the news. fox news alert. overknit a female homicide bomber leaving at least 12 people dead. it happened near an airport in
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afghanistan. the bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a mini bus carrying airport workers. a branch of the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. this as our government announce that it's suspending now u.s. patrols with the afghan police. this is a drastic response because of those insider attacks. so far this year action afghan troops murdered 51 nato troops. in the next half hour, valley a live report if kabul for the latest on the situation there. another fox news alert for you. a big win for prince william and kate. within the past hour, a french court ordering a gossip magazine to hand over all topless photos of the duchess. the publisher is banned from printing them in the future. the ruling only impacts the french publisher. the photos were published internationally already by an irish newspaper and italian magazine. the french court also opening the criminal probe into whether the photographer and magazine violated the royal couple's privacy. >> brian: donald trump said it's her fault. >> gretchen: she should have been more aware because of the
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position she's in, being high profile. there has been a massive jail break from a mexican prison that is just minutes from a few major united states cities. more than 130 prison inmates escaped through a tunnel which is most likely made overt course of a few months. who was watching that? security members say they may have had help from corrupt prison officials. there is my answer. nearly 90 of the prisoners were serving time for federal crimes like drug trafficking. 70 members of an elite military special forces have been sent down to try and track all these prisoners down because the prison is just ten minutes from eagle pass, texas, close to home. >> brian: they must have put a shovel in the cake instead of a file. >> steve: big cake. >> gretchen: the u.s. naval academy catching -- >> brian: gangam fever. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: this is the 22nd company and they're
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taking the latest music craze gangam style. it's a song by a korean rapper, it's been covered by nellie furtado, recently spoofed on "saturday night live"'s season premiere. >> brian: it reminds me of when stripes lost their commander and bill murray had to rally his people and they had to learn to dance. it brought them together. >> gretchen: i think we should get them on the show and you and steve should have to learn how it gangam. >> steve: why not? >> brian: if they could do it, we can do it. >> gretchen: we want to wish a happy birthday to the u.s. air force. celebrating their 65th birthday. and now laura ingraham. i bet you would like to seat guys doing that dancing. >> i'm going to leave that right to you, gretchen. i think there was a lingering attention being put on that video by the throw of you. so let's -- three of you. let's keep it going. i'm sorry. i know it's what the kids are doing, but we have a country to save here.
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let's get to it. >> brian: let's save the country and talk about the country that needs saving. that's libya. i cannot believe this administration is sticking to the phrase, it was a spontaneous, uncoordinated attack when everybody, including the president and the c.i.a. and everybody else in libya says this was coordinated and scripted and it was on 9-11. >> yeah. it was just happened to be spontaneous, even though within 36 hours after the attack, we had libyan officials and other intelligence experts on the ground saying that both 9-11 and the film used as a pretext enabled these attackers to be much more lethal in how they entered that compound. but that this was planned. this was in response, most likely to that drone strike on the libyan al-qaeda figure, about ten days earlier and this is what they're known to do. when you take out one of theirs, they'll come back and troy to make a statement. >> steve: one of the problem, laura, is according to the interim libyan president, he
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thinks there could be a connection to al-qaeda and if it is al-qaeda, then that looks bad for president obama because libya was in the victory column. we took care of things in that part of the country. >> there is a rule of thumb with it comes to foreign affairs or economic issues, rule of thumb in this administration is, it's not our fault. it's either the european debt crisis or it's george bush or it's the tea party -- >> steve: but they can't say it's al-qaeda's fault because that would be politically unhelpful. >> of course so. it's what's going to dove tail into our next topic because you can't actually discuss serious issues today in the campaign. you have to move on to secretly recorded videos or mitt romney said this on a late night show. meanwhile, we have the middle east in flames. we have our economy in an absolute disaster with the fiscal cliff looming, and we want to talk about all these other issues. so of course, it's all deflect
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and distract. that's what susan rice did on sunday and that's what we're continuing. >> gretchen: they must be thinking in their mind that the formal c.i.a. report or congressional hearing -- >> they don't care. >> gretchen: but they must be think not guilty their mind that that's not going to come out until after the election because -- >> of course. >> gretchen: what if it suddenly came out next week and then they got to do this about face? >> if it came out next week, they would say, well, we misspoke, but the bottom line is, there are a lot of challenges and we have been working on a multi lateral fashion with all of our partners. it doesn't matter. this is the way that you proceed if you're barak obama with all of his hack co- lights and all of the people running the campaign out of chicago. don't worry about the facts. the media will help you blur the lens for long enough that will frame mitt romney as david brooks is stealing my old line, but thurston howell iii and he doesn't care. and forget about all these other issues. this is classic textbook chicago style. >> brian: there was a tape to
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mother jones, the magazine no one reads, and in it is mitt romney talking at a private fund-raiser. listen to the message and i want your analysis. >> 47% of the people who vote for the president, there are 47% who are with him, who depend upon government who are victims who previous government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they're entitled to health care, to food, housing, to you name it. entitlement. government should give it to them. they will vote for this president no matter what. >> steve: what did he say that's wrong? >> i mean, the percentage might be off by one or it percentage points, depending how you formulate it. but the bottom line, and i tweeted this late last night, the bottom line is mitt romney speak not guilty a money raiser about -- fund-raiser about the challenges that a republican faces in this presidential race, not all that unlike what political pundits, many hyper ventilating today, have said, that there is a small slice of
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the electorate that is undecided. that's basically what he's saying there. the idea you're declaring this, the race is over! mitt romney doesn't care about people! meanwhile, we have a president of the united states whose policies have undermined the 47%! and the media is like, oh, well, he's with jz this week. he's with beyonce. michelle is on with rachel ray yesterday. isn't this great? the policies of this president have hurt the 47%. mitt romney's merely talking about the political challenges that he faces, period. >> gretchen: i think for the first 50 seconds of that sound bite, yes, exactly, i agree with you. but here is going to be the problem about what they're going to make hay about, it's the last two lines. it's not his math. it's going to be this quote, so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility for their lives. >> so he has to hammer home the fact in successsive press events, he has to hammer home
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the fact that my policies, what i'm going to do when i'm president, not what i'm going to say, not like mr. hope examine change, what i'm going to do is -- don't resent rich people, become a rich person by having opportunity and an economy that's growing. i'm going to do those things. they're going to focus on these words and he said this -- i'm going to do the things that are going to help you. you might not support me now, but let me tell you something, when you see what i'm going to do in this white house and with my team in place, you're going to come along with us and that will be terrific. i think your point, gretchen, is well taken. that snip pet is going to be used. however, it's incumbent upon mitt romney to further this case that look, his ideas and policies are going to grow this economy. obama says he cares, but he doesn't really. >> gretchen: you seem extra fired up today. >> i am. i'm very pumped up about this. i think it's ridiculous that people are seizing on it and that we're even giving all that much air time to it. >> brian: the only thing governor romney wanted to change his message and get more into
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detail about his policy. the message would be interesting if he put it in a speech. if he didn't get caught on camera. but he addressed people and said, i got to make tough decisions and here is what it's going to be. i would love to see that in a message. >> brian, what did we talk about in late june? i was on this set and i believe we were talking about my comments that it's time to get off the jet ski. right? that people were all upset when i said this. oh, how could you say this? he needs a vacation. because i knew that if you didn't go into these conventions and then emerge from the convention with a substantial lead that it would be their opportunity to frame you in the way they are, as they're framing him, they tried to frame him out of touch, he's a richie rich guy, that's what they're trying to do. okay? he needed to be ahead. you can not take two days off of the campaign trail. you have to frame this issue as economic growth and a road map for american renewal with solutions and specifics and remind people of what this man promised and what's befallen
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this country. period. that's what he has to do. if he doesn't do it, he's going to lose. if he does it, he has a chance at winning. >> steve: she's a straight talker. thank you very much. great analysis. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, a big update to a story we've been following. taxpayers footing the bill for a murderer's sex change? believe it or not, the story just got even more outrageous. >> brian: then did the first terrorist attack on 9-11 happen under president obama's watch? libya says yes. but the white house says no. what is it former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld think? we'll ask him 'cause he's here live. happy 65th birthday to the air force. ♪ ♪
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>> brian: how should the average american respond to the middle east crisis? when is terror not really terror? peter johnson, jr. is here with his prescription for america. peter? >> good morning, brian. the pictures are jarring. middle east on fire, the body of our fallen ambassador met by the president and secretary of state. egyptian anger, libyan violence, international hate. if you listen to our u.n. ambassador and white house press secretary, seeing is not really believing. how did this happen? not because of foreign policy failure. not because this smooth apology about how 9-11 led to us act contrary through our traditions and ideals didn't calm the arab streets. not because the president's promise in a speech called the new beginning he would fight against negative stereotypes of islam, wherever they appear failed to win hearts and minds in the arab street.
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they glibly explain the violence much it's about the arab spring. it's about in fighting. it's about societies experimenting with freedom. it's about youtube. no. it's not about america. not the president's policies. not its effectiveness or lack of in winning over the middle east. and don't you dare say that an execution of four american officials by platoons of heavily armed extremists was terrorism. don't you dare say it was planned or it was anticipated or coordinated and don't you dare say it could have been prevented. even though our consulate was bombed months before and the british ambassador almost assassinated, even though there was warning. you just don't understand the culture, the religion, the people, the region, and if you really don't understand it, the head of the joint chiefs of staff will come to you and explain the first amendment. you know, we know there is a big, big election about 48 days away. we know the president is raising
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money. between here and new york and las vegas. we know from the establishment media that the only person in america who is not allowed to comments on our foreign policy is the man who is challenging the incumbent president. a lot of americans are worried and the worry is turning to frustration as each new american flag is burned in the middle east. hezbollah and al-qaeda threaten. iran mixes its nuclear brew. syria perk lates and protesters rage as state department officials shred their documents and mourn their fallen brothers. death to america. where is our president? and how did a new beginning get so old so quickly? steve, gretchen. >> steve: peter johnson, jr. >> good morning. >> steve: great comments tear. >> thanks. >> gretchen: coming up, a brand-new way to eat your
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>> steve: got quick headlines for you. president obama rewarding his top bundlers at the taxpayers'
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expense. looks like it. a new report by the government accountability institute finds dozens of the president's top fund-raisers were appointed to a presidential committee or a council and their businesses received millions in federal contracts or loans. and x games star shaun white arrested. cops say mr. white was drunk in a nashville hotel when he allegedly pulled a fire alarm, smashed a phone before trying to run. white collided with a guy who tried to stop him from running. he was then treated at the hospital and charged with public intoxication and vandalism. oh, shaun. gretch, over to you. >> gretchen: with just over two months until the president ideal election, there are a lot of issues weighing on voters' minds. i don't have seas chaos is spreading as protesters chant death to our country. at home, high unemployment keeps millions out of work. and the country very divided along the party line.
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what can we do about it? our next guest says there is one answer, one word. called pray. pastor max lucado is the minister of preaching at oak hill church in san antonio, texas. he's my guest this morning. good to see you again. >> thank you very much. thank you. yeah. these are hostile times. it seems to me that election season is just a petrie dish for anger and cynicism. we tend to get at each other's throats. if there weren't so much at stake, we could kind of view all of this as game. but there is so much at stake and so i'm just wanting to encourage the country to do what we've always done really well and that is go to god and ask him for help. so we organized this 40 days of prayer leading up to the national presidential election. >> gretchen: everybody knows the religious symbolism with 40 days. obviously that had something to do with doing 40 days out before the election, right? >> exactly. in the bible, 40 days is just a picture of completeness.
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it's a picture of commitment. jesus was 40 days in the wilderness. the hebrews were 40 days in the wilderness -- 40 years in the wilderness. it's kinds much a number that symbolizes hey, we're serious about this. so on september 28, we're asking people to just begin praying every day for the country. three things, unite our country, strengthen our country, and appoint and anoint our next president. it's easy to remember, usa. and the prayer is downloadable. no commitment, it's not a partisan prayer or political prayer. it's just an honest prayer. lord help us. >> gretchen: one of the important things you say is it's important to pray for the leader no matter which political party you long to and you say you see a lot of division, this division we're talking about, the partisan, you see that in your own parish, right? >> you do. i think every pastor does. it's troubling. people begin to align themselves with one party or the next.
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we forget that what really matters is not who is in the white house, but ho is on the throne. and so prayer is god's remedy, i think, just to remind us that hey, i'm still in control. everything is going to be all right. nations come, nations go. and i think it helps us to get in a posture of cooperation better as a country than the political division that we have to deal with during election season. >> gretchen: so people want to join the 40 day pledge, they go to election.maxlucado.com forward slash sign. >> 28 up through november 6. >> gretchen: thank you for joining us today. >> thank you. it's privilege. >> gretchen: coming up next on the rundown, big update to a story we've been following. taxpayers footing the bill for a murderer's sex change. believe it or not, this story got more outrageous. and brian will tell you about it. then. the first terrorist attack since 9-11 happen under president obama's watch?
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closed because there is still a threat of attack by anti-american protesters. overnight in afghanistan, a female homicide bomber killing at least 12 people with a car bomb. conner powell joins us live from kabul, afghanistan, with the layest on the situation there. good morning. >> good morning. taliban offshoot has claimed credit for this attack. according to afghan officials, vehicle full of explosives rammed into a mini bus on the way to the airport that was full of foreign workers, including eight south african workers killed. in total, 12 were killed. we think that number may be increasing over the next few hours because of the size of the bomb. many of those workers worked for the air charter solutions company, which provides air support and aircraft to u.s. and other diplomatic missions here in afghanistan. it is a strange bombing because the taliban are saying it was a woman who launched this attack. that is a very rare thing. i can only think of one or two other cases in afghanistan's history in recent years where a
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woman has been the suicide bomber. because of this sort of environment here in afghanistan, the u.s. military has said that they are going to limit the amount of joint operations between u.s. and afghan troops going forward. the insider attack has been a growing problem in afghanistan. because of the overall situation with the anger over this anti-islamic film, u.s. military says from now on, in the near future, no more joint afghan-u.s. patrols. that's a change. >> gretchen: conner powell live in afghanistan, thanks very much. >> brian: joining us now, former secretary of defense who has done quite a lot for this country, many different jobs. he's also known as the best selling author. his home war "known examine unknown" is going to be now out on paperback, donald rumsfeld, welcome back to "fox & friends." >> thank you very much. >> brian: congratulations on the success of the book. let me bring you to real life and real news and that is the series of attacks on at least 20 embassies around the world. u.s. embassies, all over this
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film. does donald rumsfeld believe that this film is the cause of all this unrest? >> it seems to me that calling a baseball a basketball doesn't make it a basketball. and the idea that they can contend that the anger and hostility we see from islamists in these 20-plus locations around the world is a result of a film that nobody's seen i think is naive, if they believe it, and misleading if they don't. >> gretchen: what is it then? >> well, it clearly is a reflection of the fact that in the world there are determined islamists, radical islamists who are hopeful they're able to impose a califate on the world. when you look at what they're doing, the tearing up of american flag, the attacks on western values, it's very clear what they want to do. they want to achieve their goals of imposing their views on the rest of the world.
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and to pretend like they did with the fort hood attack, that it was workplace violence, or that this is the result of some sort of film that nobody has seen, it seems to me, is unfortunate and either naive or misleading. >> steve: mr. secretary, what do you make of the administration has really doubled down. a couple of days ago, they sent the ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, and she said look, it was spontaneous. it was all over this movie. examine that's what led to -- and what's led to the murder of our ambassador. and yet intel says there was no demonstration before the ambassador attack. so why is the administration continuing with that narrative, it's all about the movie? >> i think it's hope. i think they're hopeful that they can persuade the american people that that's the case. but the fact of the matter is, it took place on the anniversary of september 11, the attack on the united states 11 years ago,
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sure, to a certain extent, there is a copy cat effect where people can see someone do something that they agree with and then they repeat it somewhere else. but the reality is it can't be the film. it has to be something connected to september 11. there is an investigation going on by the house intelligence committee and my impression is chairman rogers has been very measured and thoughtful on this issue and we'll soon know precisely what the facts are and my guess is they'll be quite embarrassing for the administration. >> gretchen: the interesting thing will be whether or not those results are known before election day. because i think that will be the -- that is sort of a line in the sand. let me ask you about this, because many people are saying that if president obama is reelected, that this foreign policy, what many deem to be appeasement, at least in the muslim world, will continue. some of the names being thrown around of possible secretary of state replacements for hillary
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clinton are ambassador rice, who we were just speak of, or senator john kerry. what do you make of that? >> well, i think it's probably early and i'm not a part of the obama administration. i wouldn't be in a position to know what they're thinking. but the one thing that's important to remember, it seems to me, is that as da way eisenhower said, you have peace through strength. and weakness is provocative. to the extent the united states of america examine the leadership here -- and the leadership here behaves if a way that reflects weakness, it clearly will encourage and entice people around the world to engage in things that are harmful to our values, harmful to our country and harmful to the american people. and it seems to me that when you blend the foreign policy approach of this administration, it's one of withdrawal examine decline and weakness and you marry that with the mismanagement of our economy, which is now sending out signals
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of weakness, i think we simply have to approach it differently. >> brian: mr. secretary, we know that president obama has come forward and said, look how successful i am in my foreign policy. i left iraq. we finished the war in iraq responsibly. do you believe we got out of iraq responsibly? >> the fact that the white house and the state department could not even manage to get a status of forces agreement after the effort that was put into iraq and the fact that they then launched on a pattern of a democratic constitution, i think is most unfortunate. i would say anyone who wants to chalk that up as a success is making a mistake. >> brian: what about afghanistan? >> we have seen what's going on there. it's a terribly difficult situation. and i was concerned about the attacks on our forces by afghan people. apparently the taliban had been
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able to infiltrate the security forces to some extent and as a result, it's made it quite dangerous for u.s. forces to operate in close proximity to afghan forces. my guess is what they'll have to do is strengthen their vetting system and until they've sorted that out, they're going to have to probably operate separately rather than jointly. >> steve: mr. secretary, this campaign, the bumper sticker is gm lives and osama bin laden died. that, to many, is their whole foreign policy approach. we got rid of that guy and he's been successful. do you think the foreign policy approach has made sense? >> no, i don't. i think that to the extent we send signals around the world that we're in decline and that we can't manage our financial matters properly and that we're engaged in a process that could end up reducing our defense
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budgets by something close to a trillion dollars over the next decade, the signal that goes out is one of weakness, it's a lack of leadership, and a leadership vacuum is going to be filled by others. the others are not going to be people who are going to favor the united states or who are going to favor our values. >> gretchen: all right. donald rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense, of course, his memoir comes out on paperback. hard to believe how fast time goes by. you were just here when the book came out. it's entitled "known and unknown." all proceeds going to veterans charity. great to see you again. have a great day. >> thanks. >> brian: 20 minutes before the top of the hour. >> gretchen: the rest of your headlines. three planes quarantined for 90 minutes at jfk after a call of a possible hijack. according to the port authority, it appeared possible part of a coordinated hoax at airports across the country. at least one of the pilots was left in the dark about what was going on. take a listen. >> okay. we're surrounded by machine
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vehicles. there is a reason for this. somebody has got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you got 60 seconds. >> gretchen: no explosive devices were found on any of the flights. >> steve: can you imagine? meanwhile, we got extreme weather. take a look at the latest radar. thunderstorms are just beginning today from the east coast, from new york, to south carolina, and down through the florida coast. getting hit with severe storms that could trigger tornadoes later today. and if you're flying today, you better check out with your airlines. delays are building up and down the east coast. the heaviest stuff right now from the florida panhandle up through georgia, south carolina, north carolina, and virginia. it will be a crazy weather day. >> brian: first taxpayers covered the sex change for a convicted murderer. now they'll pay for his legal fees, too. michelle lynn costlik born robert is serving a life sentence for killing his wife in 1990 when he was a guy. earlier this month a judge ruled he suffers from augendser
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identity disorder -- a gender identity disorder and should be allowed to have a sex change. the judge ruled taxpayers will foot the bill for his court appointed lawyers, fees for his legal fees, $1 million. >> gretchen: an invention giving new meaning to the phrase, couch potato. take a look at the popanator. wow, that's cool. it's a voice controlled machine made by a company called indiana popcorn. shoots popcorn at you from up to 15 feet away. all you have to do is say the word, pop. it's not yet in stores. >> steve: i wonder how often it actually hits you in the eye? >> gretchen: have you ever gone to the japanese places where they cook the food in front of you? my mom is good at catching those. everyone else, not so much. >> brian: you don't want to clean your hands, this work out great. i'm tired of washing. >> steve: we always take a seal.
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the seals are great. >> gretchen: they are. coming up, if elected, mitt romney promised to create 12 million jobs. how does he plan to do that? virginia governor bob mcdonnel here next with his answer. [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪
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>> brian: mitt romney promising to excel at the issue that matters most to american, getting the country back to work. take a look at what he said at the rnc. >> i'm running for president to help create a better future, a future where everyone who wants a job can find a job. unlike the president, i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. [ cheers and applause ] >> gretchen: how exactly does he plan to do that? here is governor mcdonnel who is with the romney campaign. >> hi, good morning.
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>> gretchen: help us figure out how 12 million jobs will be created if president-elect or romney becomes president. >> the good news is you've actually got a candidate who had a record of creating jobs, both as governor of massachusetts and in the private sector. i think everybody knows 8% unemployment for 43 months now, it's unacceptable, unsustainable. the president tried and his policies failed. what mitt romney said is he's got a five-point plan for creating jobs for the middle class. it involves trade, work force development, debt reduction, focus on small business, and energy. and those are all things that he's laid out in some detail, although everybody always wants more detail that, will help get us back to work. i can tell you, governor of virginia, we're at 5.9% unemployment rate in virginia. but i just see the bureaucracy, the unfunded mandate, attack on the energy industry in virginia, we'd be doing better with a
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pro-jobs president like mitt romney. >> brian: if he could ride your coat tail noose virginia, he would be in good shape for the electoral votes. mitt romney told a group at a fund-raiser, 47% of the country basically out of reach because they're getting fully funded from the government, so to speak. they're not taxpayers and won't hear his message. how damagedamaging, if at all, is this that has the governor talking about all this? >> brian, i haven't seen that 30-second tape. but i have seen the four years of the obama record and it's not good when it comes to people being able to have freer and independent lives. i think what the governor is trying to say, and he said he didn't say it right, is what has been reported. but what's trying to say is that the number of people on food stamps and that have to depend on the government because of the lousy obama government, 43 months of 8% is unacceptable and he wants more people to be able
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to get back to work, make more taxpayers so we can get ourselves out of this debt by having more people with access to the american dream. so he would say it probably differently today, but it is a significant problem when you have this level of people that don't pay significant amount of taxes because they can't earn a good living. so job creation, economic development through these plans, i think, are exactly the right formula for the country. >> gretchen: it all comes back to job, which is where we started. thanks for your time this morning. >> thanks, gretchen. >> gretchen: right back [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes?
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>> steve: have you ever invented something or come up with something in your head but didn't know how to sell it? here to help you, kevin harrington, the chairman of as seen on tv.
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also two successful entrepreneurs, luke, inventer of the party ball right there. and josh, the inventer of the spill not, which we'll show you right there. kevin, let's talk first a little bit about you. you have helped promote 500 different people's inventions, right? >> correct. >> steve: a lot of people watching right now have got great ideas. how do they get them into people's houses? >> you've the -- we like to put them on tv right away. we put them on shopping channels. you get a track record somewhere, catalog, shopping channel, somewhere you get a track record, then everybody wants it. >> steve: you've had a great track record. some of your big all star items have been what? >> tony little fitness products, billy may, cleaning type stuff, all those kind of things you see on tv. >> steve: what these guys have got inventions. they would like to make a billion dollars. let's start with you, luke, tell us about the party bulb. >> the party bulb was
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invented -- it was thought of when i was in college. >> steve: it always is. after how many beers? >> a couple, you know. not that i drink regularly. anyway, so we were at a party and there was no lighting. so i figured, why not create something that could do everything in one and have the convenience of it. so it's a strobe light, disco light, a mood light, it's all controlled by remote control. >> steve: so cool. kevin what, do you like? >> very visually demonstratable. i was in vegas last week, the d.j. ski enis exploding globally. so dj's are super stars. dance music is a craze. it's very main stream in that regard. one thing i would say is this, it's a party bulb, but how do we get music in there? is that a possibility? >> that is. we thought p that. i looked at blue tooth. very expensive. i think we could get fm, probably frequency in there with a little speaker and it could play music. that's something we could do.
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>> it inn it could play music with a speaker, that could be a big winner. >> steve: let's look at the spill not. >> this is a spill not. actually this is a spill not. it solves the problem that just about every person on earth has experienced. >> steve: they spill stuff. >> that's right. spilling while carrying on open cup, open beverage. so -- >> steve: isn't that a good idea. >> it's based on fdicics and allows a person to effortly carry an open beverage. >> steve: let me see that. what do you like about this? >> brian: it's a problem solver. i have white carpets at home, so wine stains, coffee stains, obviously a problem. very unique. the -- in our business, people will pay to cleanen stain. it's a preventive. springs is a tough sell. so -- prevention is a tough sell. what's the price?
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>> it's 13.99. >> a little expensive. bring the cost down, you might be able to sell this through solutions catalogs and various places like that. so you might have something here. >> steve: i was just on airplanes over the weekend, this is right up sky mall's alley, isn't it? >> perfect. >> the stewardess spilled water on me on my way to new york. >> exactly right. >> steve: so kevin, for people watching and would like to get in contact with you because they have an idea for their own version of the party ball or spill not or their own something that should be able to sell a billion copies. >> as seen on tv.carbon monoxide is our web site. we have all the products out there on the marketplace. we look for problem solvers, we look for things that are main stream, mass market, but we always say, don't overinvest up front too much money because you really need to just get the right kind of people to help you develop these products. >> steve: you've given both of them good ideas. let's see what happens. >> thanks for having me. >> steve: also, luke and joshua. >> thank you very much.
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